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Omdahl: It looks like we are all on welfare

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The farm bill is being held up in Congress by a controversy over food stamps. Some legislators think that this welfare program has gotten out of hand.

Before we delve into the details, let us arrive at some sort of definition for welfare. It would seem to me that welfare is receiving a government benefit, in cash or in kind, for which we have not paid.

Food stamps are welfare because the recipients have not paid for them. They are a government handout, pure and simple.

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